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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Gas mileage
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 27, 2015 06:02PM

Anyone else track theirs? I'd never tracked mine, but a couple people asked me at the meet what mine was so I got curious. I added up all the receipts & calculated it this past weekend... I was pleasantly surprised to find 26.14 MPG average for the 2208 miles -- which included the little bit of running around Indy & the autocross. That beats the roughly 12 MPG the one other time I checked it (around town). No idea if that's good, average, or bad (& don't really care - most of my miles are around town, so will be closer to the 12 anyway!)


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
(104 posts)

Registered:
05/21/2008 05:48PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: Merv
Date: July 27, 2015 10:53PM

Rob, I got 23.22 MPG ( in my MG) on my 1829 mile trip to MG 2015 in June so you did pretty good.


Barney
Steve Carrick
Byron Center, MI
(19 posts)

Registered:
06/22/2008 10:49AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB 302 Ford

Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: Barney
Date: July 28, 2015 12:39AM

Rob,
Got 23 going back home, running about 78. And no driving awards!!!!!!!


MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(299 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: July 28, 2015 01:32AM

Rob,

On the highway I'll average around 26 under normal conditions. I've gotten as high as 30 before under ideal highway conditions, but that's only happened once or twice.
Around town it's in the low 20's or high teens if I'm in the boost!
Overall I'm pretty happy with the fuel economy since I didn't build it with maximum fuel mileage in mind.

Bill


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(932 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 28, 2015 08:01AM

We only got Cool 25 MPG also :-). Rob, yours is good also.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: July 28, 2015 09:34AM

Rob, that is pretty good mpg. In the Dually Mammouth averaged 9.8 mpg on a 5500 mile trip. The TR6 didn't use maybe an 1/8th tank while in Indy. I 'm getting around 26 mpg on highway use with prior calculations.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3791 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 28, 2015 11:09AM

I didn't bother this time. The last three V8 Meets I have been averaging 25-26mpg. For the four sessions on the race track (Mid-America Motorplex) in Omaha I was getting 9.3mpg. :)


supernatural
jean gagne
St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
(5 posts)

Registered:
05/31/2015 10:55AM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Chevrolet 4.3, V6

Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: supernatural
Date: July 29, 2015 07:38PM

Hi Y'all.

Greatest vacation ever. Never met a better bunch of people all in the same place at the same time. Hope to be able to connect with you again.

On fuel consumption, the ambulance loaded with two fat men and two funny guys managed a respectable 14.5 mpg running mostly 75 mph.

Best regards to each and every one of you. It was truly a slice!

Jean
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Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: Charles
Date: July 29, 2015 09:16PM

Rob, I get about the same as you and am pleased. We have kept some real good records on several trips and the mileage seems to be around 26.

I guess I don't care about the miles/gallon, its the smiles/gallon that count.

We had a great time seeing you guys.


Barney
Steve Carrick
Byron Center, MI
(19 posts)

Registered:
06/22/2008 10:49AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB 302 Ford

Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: Barney
Date: July 29, 2015 11:54PM

Rob,
Need the email of the holley carb Guy that you used, still issues


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 30, 2015 12:20PM

Steve - it's S&S Performance Carburetor. [sandsperformancecarb.com]. The guy you want to talk with is Allen Bills. Number is: 281.445.7996. His email is moonrisn@aol.com.


34ford
Timothy Terry
Conway, SC
(8 posts)

Registered:
03/28/2015 06:01PM

Main British Car:
1967 Jaguar XKE 2+2 302 Ford

Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: 34ford
Date: August 03, 2015 06:54PM

Hi,
I'm the guy with the amber colored E type Jaguar. It has overdrive and a milld 302. My wife and I averaged just over 20 mpg in 1850 miles.


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
(104 posts)

Registered:
05/21/2008 05:48PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: Merv
Date: August 03, 2015 07:16PM

Tim, I would have to say that your 1850 mile trip was a pretty good first time shake down cruise.
Merv


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 03, 2015 08:18PM

Tim, I am bummed I didn't get to know you better. Your Jag is gorgeous! My wife went to UT in Texas. She wasn't at the meet and it's a good thing as you'd have had to wipe drool off your car daily (UT's color is burnt orange)! Hope to get to know you guys better next time.



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Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
(185 posts)

Registered:
01/11/2010 09:19PM

Main British Car:
74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: August 03, 2015 09:39PM

I got about 22 mpg for the trip, but I also had a grin on my face the whole time! I wish conditions for the autocross would have met the rest of the family"s approval, I could have probably knocked that 22 down to 16 or so...


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(472 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: August 06, 2015 01:21AM

I've checked mpg over multiple thousands of miles in my 3.4 V6 and it's usually 26 hgwy somewhat less around town, far less on a track.

I drove the Roadmaster from Indy to NC and it managed about 17 mpg, pretty good for 455 cubic inches.

I'm currently in Oregon, last week I drove over 2000 miles from TX here and averaged 24 mpg in a stock 1986 C4.
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TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(245 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: August 12, 2015 11:15AM

The fuel consumption in my TR6 running the GM LT1 V8 is pretty ordinary. Highway cruising I'll get 26 mpg to the US gallon at 80 mph.
( I know it doesn't sound possible but the faster I cruise, the better fuel mileage I seem to get)

I log almost every tank fill in this handy little calculator. It's a slide rule affair where I match the distance travelled with the fuel consumed.

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These are my entries driving Toronto to Omaha to Richmond Va in 2013. Track days at Mid-America Motorplex brought the numbers down but to and from Omaha showed an average of 32 mpg Imperial or 26 mpg US gallon.

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I think it's a good way to spot something going wrong with you ride.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1085 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: August 12, 2015 05:11PM

Quote:
( I know it doesn't sound possible but the faster I cruise, the better fuel mileage I seem to get)

I can relate to that!
My most recent trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan yielded 22.6 mi/gal (US) going and 26.8 mi/gal (US) returning. Not sure I understand the difference since average speed was 5mph higher (75-80mi/hr) for most of the return - sometimes I suspect that the filling stations pumps are skewed to their advantage.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3791 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Gas mileage
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 13, 2015 11:42AM

In Ken's case, I believe it has to do with that 6th gear. It requires a higher MPH to get into the sweet spot of the engine's powerband. At lower speeds, the engine is just lugging along. ;)


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